March 15, 2013 (Newswire.com) - Hollywood's Sheila Kelley, actress (Gossip Girl, Lost, NCIS), author, wife, mother, and originator of the worldwide Pole Dance Fitness phenomenon has chosen Maui as the location for her S Factor BODY LOVE Women's Fitness Retreat this May 17 - 21.
Sheila Kelley S Factorï£ª combines ballet, yoga, Pilates and pole dancing, and it gained global notoriety after being featured as the Original Pole Dance Workout seven times on the Oprah show, and attracting celebrity clients like Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kate Hudson, Vivica A. Fox, Cindy Crawford, and Marisa Tomei for her Academy Award nominated performance in The Wrestler. S Factor Founder Sheila Kelley has been a frequent guest on The Martha Stewart Show, 20/20, 48 Hours, The View, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Why did Kelley choose Maui as the home for her upcoming retreat? She explained, "While I was playing the character Zoe on ABC's Lost, I got to spend some downtime exploring Hawaii. Hawaii is bar none the most feminine place I have ever been on the planet. The ocean breezes that sooth the surface of your skin. The warm waves that nurture your body. And the smells, oh goodness, the sweet smells are heavenly. I'm excited to bring women together from all over the world to get fit under the Hawaiian skies, and to enjoy the tourist attractions in this breathtaking paradise."
Sheila Kelley is widely regarded as an authority on female empowerment, which has made her one of the most sought after global femme leaders today. At the Maui BODY LOVE Retreat, women from across the globe, including Hawaiian locals, will experience mastery S Factor pole fitness and feminine movement classes with personal instruction from Sheila Kelley. Creativity workshops, theory lectures, exploratory activities, and fine dining meals by renowned female chef Sherie Farah, will seek to celebrate what Kelley calls, the "4th Wave of Feminism." This same subject was addressed when Kelley was a featured speaker at the TEDx AmericanRiviera event at Santa Barbara's Bacara Resort & Spa last year. Former TED speakers include Bill Clinton, Bill and Melinda Gates, Eve Ensler, and Jane Goodall; formidable company for the woman who invented pole dancing as a form of exercise. And yet, "pole dance fitness" did not exist on the planet until Sheila Kelley created this wholly original idea. The concept changed the global and historical definition of pole dancing to such an extent that it is now being considered as a potential Olympic event.
S Factor Retreats (this will be the 7th of its kind) seek to teach women the natural language of their bodies through Sheila Kelley's method of Fluid Feminine Movement™. The goal of this movement is to awaken and cultivate a feminine power that Kelley believes all women are born with. She notes, "The energy, the presence, the power, and the emotion of everyday women, from housewives to businesswomen learning to own their bodies is intense? As one retreat woman so wisely put it, 'We are on a self-honeymoon.'"
Sheila Kelley studied ballet, anatomy and movement physiology at NYU's Tisch School of Arts. Her vast educational background also includes 11 years of women's studies, psychology, female neurology, and hands-on experience working with women 18 - 80 years of age who have no athletic ability. The world's leading authorities in personal development, including Tony Robbins, often reference the depth and global significance of Kelley's findings. With a strong scientific foundation highlighting the differences between the genders, the mission of S Factor is to empower all women to express themselves without shame or judgment.
The S Factor BODY LOVE Women's Fitness Retreat will take place at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, May 17 - 21, and other secret locations on the island. Though celebrities have attended past retreats and may be coming to this one (no word yet on who they may be), Sheila Kelley's retreat is open for public registration as well, just for women, through SFactor.com/Retreat.